Brewed by Church-Key Brewing
Style: Smoked
Campbellford, Canada


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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Our Holy Smoke is a peat-smoked scotch ale. This 6.25% abv ale is dark and malty, and is enhanced with smoked whisky malt straight from Scotland.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 2, 2005
Dark brown beer with a thin dark brown head. Massive smoky aroma which tastes like hickory and mesquite, not the usual beechwood. Flavour is much more subdued than the aroma, showing loads of sweet fruit, blackberry, cherry, plum, and brown sugar. Sweet and full bodied. Creamy texture. Great stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chugalug (29) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 28, 2005
A very unique brew, with a lovely smokey nose, and a very peaty taste. Not a beer that you could have a real session with, but very much worth a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2005
Pours with off white head. Very dark and opaque but tilted to the light it has a deep ruby color. Initial bitterness gives way to sweet malt with hint of smoke. Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4654) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 11, 2005
Bottle: Poured a black color ale with medium head with very little retention. Aroma is lightly smoked with some strong malt. Taste is quite enjoyable, almost like a mix between a light scotch ale with some notes of malt a little bit of smoke. As previously mentioned in past rating, body is a bit thin and I’m not sure this should be considered a smoke ale since there is very little smoke in this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2005
Taken home from the Toronto Xmas bash. Very deep ruby, creamy off-white head. Peatey nose gives way to some sweetness. Nutty, smoky, peaty flavor. Some wine in the finish. A bit more body would be an improvement

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JAN 8, 2005
Bottle courtesy of DougShoemaker. Chestnut brown color. Off-white to tan head, some lacing. Slight smoke aroma with malt in aroma. Medium bodied. Decent malt backbone with noticeable smoke flavor. The smoke lingers in the finish. Decent, probably better served with cooked flesh than served alone.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2005
Thanks to Wohlfs for the sample. Aroma is sweet with a little smoke. Big smokey taste through and through. Decent but not my favorite style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (4633) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2005
Bottle: Smoked malt aroma. Pours a reddish-brown that is basically transparent when held to the light. Quick sweetness at the front is followed by a real big smoke finish. Some light bitterness. Smokey flavor lasts moderately into the aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - JAN 2, 2005
Bottle, pours brown with nice beige head, minimal lacing, smells of camphor with some smokiness, taste of nuts, grains and smoke. decent but not one of my favorites.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
GonZoBeeR (2906) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2005
On tap at the pub italia ottawa. Aroma:Smoke and caramel. Apearance:black-brown with a good cream head Flavor:Smoke and torefaction

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